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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-71-40 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: GALVESTON BAY, HOUSTON

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  STS055-071-040 Houston and Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. May 1993
Apparent in this photograph is the coalescing of the corridor between Houston, the country’s fourth largest city, and Galveston Island, 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of downtown Houston, resulting in shrinking availability of rural, agricultural lands. The Texas City Dike [5 miles (8 kilometers) long], originally constructed as a protective breakwater for the Texas City Ship Channel and port, juts southeastward toward the mouth of Galveston Bay, whose entrance is visible between the eastern end of Galveston Island and the western tip of Bolivar Peninsula. Discernible are highly reflective concentrations of oil refineries and petrochemical plants in Texas City and along the Houston Ship Channel; Interstate Highway 45, the major artery that connects Houston and Galveston Island; and other highway systems.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 367k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 40
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: GALVESTON BAY, HOUSTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2  
 
Date: 19930426   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162723   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 115   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN, ISLAND, PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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